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Ardara News 22nd September 2020

River Bank Walk ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ are organising a River Bank Walk on Sunday 27th September at 12pm along the beautiful Owenea and returning through a forest clearing past the hidden Lough McHugh, along a much forgotten railway line and back to the bridge. €20 pp and children free accompanied by an adult…   ~~~~~~~~  

Slowey but Surely

Today sees the fantastic 4 take off from Maynooth in Co Kildare, cycling all the way back to Ardara, in aid of Cancer care West and the Kevin Bell Repatriation fund. Usually at the end of the summer there is a fundraising BBQ held in the Corner House with great food, music and atmosphere, but…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 7th Sept 2020

Slowey but Surely Charity Cycle Each year since the death of Margaret Slowey her husband Gerard and the family have organised a barbecue in her honour to raise money for cancer and a local charity. That began in 2009 when Margaret died. Sadly, Gerard passed away in December, 2016 and since then the children Aine,…   ~~~~~~~~  


Roadworks Local Ardara based councillor Anthony Molloy has sent the following information to 1. The Carrickacleave road has got a finished road dressing in the past week and l will push for more work on that road in the next programme 2. Got the Wood Road to Monargan on the Roads Programme, particularly been…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 26th August 2020

Johnny Doherty Festival Cancelled Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s Johnny Doherty Festival has been cancelled. Duchas Magazine The Board of Duchas are seeking submissions for the Christmas edition: letters, stories, photos are welcome as the editorial prepare for the next edition. Send submissions to or deliver to Stephen at West End House, Ardara, Co.…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 18th August 2020

Visitors Ardara is experiencing huge numbers of visitors from all over Ireland and all are welcome but social distancing must be observed at all times. Duchas Magazine The Board of Duchas are seeking submissions for the Christmas edition: letters, stories, photos are welcome as the editorial prepare for the next edition. Send submissions to or deliver…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 11th August 2020

Face Masks On 10 August 2020, new public health laws (pdf) made appropriate face coverings mandatory for customers in: Shops, including pharmacies Shopping centres Libraries Cinemas and cinema complexes Theatres Concert halls Bingo halls Museums Nail salons Hair salons and barbers Tattoo and piercing parlours Travel agents and tour operators Laundries and dry cleaners Bookmakers Anyone who does…   ~~~~~~~~  

Summer Charity BBQ Cancelled

Big Summer Charity Barbecue Cancelled This year’s Charity Barbecue has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines. Instead, a charity fundraising event is planned for September. Further details will be published at a later date.   ~~~~~~~~  

Dancing at the Crossroads Cancelled

Dancing at the Crossroads Cancelled Dancing at the Crossroads, which was due to take place on Monday evening at 8pm, has been cancelled due to Covid-19. For other events visit our Wild Atlantic Festival page.   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 28th July 2020

Wild Atlantic Festival The Wild Atlantic Festival takes place from 1st to 8th August. We will comply with government regulations at all times. The main events include limited numbers on walks and open air music on the Diamond. Highlights will be the visit of the Wild Atlantic Women to the Diamond on Thursday night and…   ~~~~~~~~  

Owenea River Rest Opening Soon

We are Glad to announce that Ardara’s first ever glamping and motor home site is near completion, and are hoping to be taking bookings for August. With 4 individual Cabins with fantastic views over the River Owenea and surrounding scenery. They will be a perfect place to experience the calm and tranquility of south west…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 21st July 2020

Covid 19 – Special Thanks to Everyone Special thanks to everyone in Ardara and in the wider community for their wonderful efforts in restricting the Covid-19 Virus in our community. It was obvious at all times that our community respected the regulations as laid down by the government, thanks to a good community spirit. In…   ~~~~~~~~  

First Festival After Lockdown!

The Wild Atlantic Festival 2020, Our First Festival After Lockdown! The Wild Atlantic Festival takes place from Saturday 1st August to Saturday 8th August 2020, featuring Activities, tours, walks and events to celebrate our unique part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Visit our Wild Atlantic Festival page to stay up to date with any changes.…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 12th June 2020

  Skip Available For Rubbish Loughros Point Rowing Club have made a skip available at St. John’s Pier tomorrow, Saturday 13th June, and all are welcome to put rubbish in it. A nice gesture from the Rowing Club.   Articles for Duchas Magazine The Duchas committee are organising the annual magazine which is published in…   ~~~~~~~~  

Summer Lights Festival Cancelled

Due to the continued Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Summer Lights Festival due to be held on the June bank holiday weekend has been cancelled.   ~~~~~~~~  

Cup of Tae Livestream Show

Cup of Tae Livestream Show on Facebook With the cancellation of the 2020 Cup of Tae festival due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Owenea FM in association with the Cup of Tae Festival committee are going to be streaming a special two-part show this Saturday (2nd May) & Sunday (3rd May) from 8 pm on…   ~~~~~~~~  


  Message from St. Shanaghan House Management In normal times residents and management at St. Shanaghan House love visitors calling and/or walking through the grounds, but with the present Covid-19 situation we have asked people not to visit the house and we would really appreciate it if walkers could change their walking route and avoid…   ~~~~~~~~  

Thank You

  Thank You Jessie Jessie, the owner of ‘The Great Wall’ Chinese takeaway in Ardara, has secured a supply of masks which she is giving to the community of Ardara. Thank you Jessie.   Thank You Local Shops We want to thank all the grocery shops in Ardara for their wonderful service during this difficult…   ~~~~~~~~  

Message from Dúchas magazine committee

Many people have told us over the years they have a story for the magazine but just don’t have time to sit down and write. Well this time sure has come, and it would be great to have loads of extra stories this year so sit down and write that story and Dúchas will be…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News Updates

  Important Information from the Ardara Health Centre We have made several adjustments to the running of our Health Centre to facilitate continued Health Care services during the Covid19 crisis. Please see below. If you are in need of medical assistance over the coming weeks, please ring the Health Centre on (074)9541134. A recorded message…   ~~~~~~~~